William John “Maddog” Mantz III, 70, of Clairton, formerly of Elrama, passed away at home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. He was born May 17, 1947 in Pittsburgh to the late William J. Jr. and Thelma Jester Mantz. William is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sally Clark Mantz; son, Michael Mantz of Finleyville; adopted son, Jesse Ingram of Clairton; daughters, Amy Mantz of Clairton, Jillian (Anthony Vivirto) Mantz of Perryopolis, Melissa Cherok of Donora; grandchildren, Nico, Bella, Trevor, Shaunie, Emily, Natalia, Hunter, Abagael; brothers-in-law, Ronald Clark and Rodney McGlumphy; nephews, Thomas Turnell, William Payne; niece, Melody Whitehouse. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Ruthie Jones. William served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1972, was the proud owner of a ’79 Harley Super Glide and ’79 Corvette. He loved working, model cars, collecting diecast motorcycles, traveling and socializing. Family and friends will be received Friday, December 29, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home immediately following visitation. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com
Originally published December 27, 2017.